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Griffith-Calumet Twp


Branch manager
Jane


Address
1215 E. 45th Ave.
Griffith, IN 46319
Tel: 219-838-2825

Hours

Mon, Feb 19 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Tue, Feb 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Feb 21 12:30PM to 8:30PM
Thu, Feb 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Feb 23 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Feb 24 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Feb 25 Closed

Upcoming Events
Sat, Feb 24, 10:00am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Learn how to grow mini succulents in almost anything, including little dishes and glasses. A $5 fee paid at time of event covers all materials. Class begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.
Registration is now closed

Sat, Feb 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a yoga program. Each session includes a series of asanas (postures) & sequences of pranayam (breathing exercises) for good health. Please bring your own mat to class.

Sat, Feb 24, 11:00am - 12:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
In this program children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer.

Sat, Feb 24, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
We'll watch episodes from an anime series. We'll also have art supplies on hand if you want to draw, sketch, or get creative or bring in your own sketchbook and projects to work on.

Sat, Feb 24, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Join us for a trivia competition! Work in teams or individually to answer general knowledge, history, and pop culture questions to become a Library Trivia CHAMPION!!! Please register.

Mon, Feb 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
This program aims to help prepare adults for the USCIS test. Requires intermediate English language skills.

Mon, Feb 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Mon, Feb 26, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Book Buddies will be discussing "When All is Said" by Anne Griffin.

Mon, Feb 26, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Library is YOUR library. Help your local library create programs and initiatives that help and interest you. We'll brainstorm and discuss ways to improve teen programs.

Mon, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Inviting teens, ages 12-18, to LEGO® and Board Game Night. Stop in to build your own LEGO® creation or pick a board game to play instead. Snacks will be provided. Registration required.

Mon, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Children (completed grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project. Constructions will be displayed in the library until the next LEGO® Club meeting.

Mon, Feb 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Calling all teen Anime fans! Come out and join other Anime fans as we watch a couple of episodes, do a fun activity, and have snacks. Please register.

Mon, Feb 26, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Curious minds of all ages will learn how to view the April 8th solar eclipse safely and receive a pair of viewing glasses. Please register everyone who will be attending.

Tue, Feb 27, 10:15am - 11:00am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
This is a 45 minute program for children, ages 4-6, and their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and make a craft!

Tue, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
In this program, children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and a craft.

Tue, Feb 27, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Join us and bring your current painting projects/materials for an opportunity to chat and create!

Tue, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:15am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music that teach early literacy skills. In person craft time will follow the storytime.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.
This event is full

Tue, Feb 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Parents and caregivers of children, birth-23 months, are welcome to chat with one another and enjoy a refreshment while children explore with books and puzzles! Registration is required.

Tue, Feb 27, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Relax via this coloring for adults open session. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee & tea while getting creative with no pressure for perfection. Coloring materials provided.

Tue, Feb 27, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime program for babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Feb 27, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Watch a science-featured documentary from our Kanopy platform.

Tue, Feb 27, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Join us for a storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and an in person craft that teach pre-reading skills. This program is for kids 4 to 6 years of age and their caregivers.

Tue, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the Fact or Fiction Book Club in discussing "Wrong Place Wrong Time" by Gillian McAllister. Copies are available at the Highland Branch.

Tue, Feb 27, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Dyer-Schererville Zoom Room
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "The Diamond Eye" by Kate Quinn. Books for this Zoom discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Tue, Feb 27, 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Have you seen people playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and want to try it yourself? We will be playing the fantasy RPG "Dragonbane", a game similar to D&D. Beginners are welcome. For ages 12-18.

Wed, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
This program aims to help prepare adults to pass the Citizenship test at USCIS in Chicago.

Wed, Feb 28, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Wed, Feb 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join fellow baby and toddler caregivers after our storytime for a cup of coffee or tea and some conversation. Storytime attendance is not required.

Wed, Feb 28, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the company every Wednesday! All crafts are welcome.

Wed, Feb 28, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a STEAM topic each session. The only requirement is imagination and registration!
This event is full

Wed, Feb 28, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Come hang out at the library and play the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii and board games! We provide the games...you bring your friends to join in on the fun! Ages 12-18.

Wed, Feb 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hobart - Computer Area
Register for this program to receive individualized instruction in basic computer skills.
This event is full

Wed, Feb 28, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake Public Tables
Join us and work on your crafts at the library! Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn - or bring along a project you're already working on!

Wed, Feb 28, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Assist librarians to make the library your space. Improve activities and programs and earn volunteer hours!

Wed, Feb 28, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Teens will enjoy snacks while making crafts of their choice with a variety of supplies! Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Thu, Feb 29, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the company of others.

Thu, Feb 29, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Author and artist Samuel Love will lead a free 6 week workshop series about developing and executing oral history projects. This workshop series is designed for ages 65+ but is open to all.

Thu, Feb 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.
This event is full

Thu, Feb 29, 11:15am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Between the Lines Book Club reads "Greenwich Park" by Katherine Faulkner. Books for this discussion can be picked up at the Dyer-Schererville branch a month prior to the event.

Thu, Feb 29, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Celebrate the extra day by enjoying this hilarious Irish romantic comedy! PG 1hr 40 min.

Thu, Feb 29, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Sat, Mar 02, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Join us with your current projects (knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.) to chat and create! Bring your own supplies, and other attendees would be happy to instruct on crochet as needed.

Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Join us and create a unique painting with assistance from local artist Mary Stang-Helm. Cash fee of $25 paid at time of event covers all materials. Class begins promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Curious minds of all ages will learn how to view the April 8th solar eclipse safely and receive a pair of viewing glasses. Please register everyone who will be attending.

Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
St. John - Children's Program Room
Stories, fingerplays, music, related activities and a craft are all included this this storytime for children and their family members.

Sat, Mar 02, 10:00am - 11:00am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Each session includes a series of asanas (postures) & sequences of pranayam (breathing exercises) for good health. Please bring your own mat to class.

Sat, Mar 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
In this program participants will get the opportunity to read to a therapy dog. Ages 6-11. Registration is required.

Sat, Mar 02, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Like board games? So do we! Come on in and join us for a fun-filled game session. We provide the games...you provide the energy!

Sat, Mar 02, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us at the library to play Bingo! All ages are welcome to play. Winners will be able to choose from a variety of small prizes.

Mon, Mar 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
This program aims to help prepare adults for the USCIS test. Requires intermediate English language skills.

Mon, Mar 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Mon, Mar 04, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you're a Ken. PG-13; 114mins.

Mon, Mar 04, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Come and enjoy this afternoon movie with us! Popcorn and snacks will be served. Seating is limited. Registration is required. All attendees will receive a pair of eclipse glasses.

Mon, Mar 04, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Earn volunteer hours and help the St. John Branch create teen programs, displays, and more! Refreshments will be served. Grades 6-12. Please register.

Mon, Mar 04, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens in 6th-12th grades are invited to join the Chess Club. Please register and bring your own board.

Mon, Mar 04, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Mar 04, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Are you a fan of anime or manga? If so, come to our monthly Teen Anime Club to find new anime to watch. We watch 3-4 episodes of your choosing each month. Ages 12-18.

Mon, Mar 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room,Munster Zoom Room
Teens get volunteer hours! Help plan programs and projects at the library. Interested teens, ages 11 - 17, can attend. Zoom available. Please register.

Mon, Mar 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Join us for a night of trivia! This game will feature trivia questions on music. Test your knowledge and win a prize! Ages 11-17. Must register first and bring a device for Kahoot to answer questions.

Mon, Mar 04, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Do you have questions about the upcoming solar eclipse? Join us this evening to learn more about eclipses and how to view properly. All registered attendees will receive a pair of viewing glass.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:15am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room
This is a 45 minute program for toddlers, ages 2-3, with their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and make a craft!
This event is full

Tue, Mar 05, 10:15am - 10:45am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
In this program babies and toddlers, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join us for this month's travel film about the Galapagos Islands. Runtime: 52 mins. Light refreshments will be served. Please register.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, music and a craft that teach early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Tue, Mar 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join fellow baby and toddler caregivers after our storytime for a cup of coffee or tea and some conversation. Storytime attendance is not required.

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
In this program babies and toddlers, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Mar 05, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
During this storytime 4 and 5 year olds will hear stories and participate in music activities, rhymes, and other activities, with an emphasis on important early pre-reading skills.

Tue, Mar 05, 11:30am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
In this program, toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft. Registration Required.

Tue, Mar 05, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Join us for a movie! When a retired engineer is called upon to rescue a failing satellite, he insists that his equally old teammates accompany him into space. PG13/130 minutes.

Tue, Mar 05, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Enjoy an evening of Irish music with local musician (and Ireland native) Kieran Byrne. Hear an array of Irish songs, traditional and contemporary, during this hour event. Please register.

Wed, Mar 06, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
This program aims to help prepare adults to pass the Citizenship test at USCIS in Chicago.

Wed, Mar 06, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the company every Wednesday! All crafts are welcome.

Wed, Mar 06, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
The Basement Bunch with Debbie Rodriguez will be hosting a series of classes on how to make greeting cards.

Wed, Mar 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
St. John - Children's Program Room
Kids in grades K-6 are welcome to play a life-size board game.

Wed, Mar 06, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake Public Tables
Join us and work on your crafts at the library! Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn - or bring along a project you're already working on!

Wed, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Why should the kids get to have all the fun? Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month for adult Dungeons & Dragons and experience the adventure! Seats are limited, so registration is required.
This event is full

Thu, Mar 07, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Babies and toddlers ages birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Thu, Mar 07, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Bring any low-mess craft (e.g., knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, coloring, origami, jewelry-making) and enjoy meeting and sharing ideas with other crafters in this twice-monthly club.

Thu, Mar 07, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the company of others.

Thu, Mar 07, 10:30am - 11:15am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Mar 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Author and artist Samuel Love will lead a free 6 week workshop series about developing and executing oral history projects. This workshop series is designed for ages 65+ but is open to all.

Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Elementary aged homeschool students are invited to join us for a unique art or STEM project each month.

Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft, that teach early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Thu, Mar 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Thu, Mar 07, 11:15am - 11:45am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Thu, Mar 07, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Program for toddlers, 2 and 3 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver to participate in stories, finger plays, and music activities. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Mar 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Join the discussion of The Woman in the Library, which is our Once Upon a Crime Mystery Book Club selection for March. Pick up a copy at the Highland Branch.

Thu, Mar 07, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join us on our journey: Heroes of Sol'an, 5th edition family friendly Dungeons and Dragons campaign for preteens. New players welcome.

Thu, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Children's Area
In this program children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer. Please register all those planning to attend.

Fri, Mar 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us as we speed solve Rubik's Cube puzzles. All skill levels are welcome. Rubik's Cubes are supplied.

Sat, Mar 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Interested in any of the needle arts including knit, crochet, cross-stitch, and more? Join us for an opportunity to chat and create. Please bring your own projects.

Sat, Mar 09, 10:00am - 12:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Get ready for spring with painted and paper wrapped candles. All materials will be supplied. Space is limited, so registration is required.

Sat, Mar 09, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Kids ages 6 months through 3 years old, and their caregivers, will enjoy interacting at various block play stations. Special blocks for older kids will also be available on high tables.

Mon, Mar 11, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
This program aims to help prepare adults for the USCIS test. Requires intermediate English language skills.

Mon, Mar 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Family caregivers and guardians of teen and adult dependents are invited to join us for coffee, discussion, and support.

Mon, Mar 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Mon, Mar 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
The Mystery Loves Company book club will be discussing "Things We Do in the Dark" by Jennifer Hillier.

Mon, Mar 11, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The incredible story of a young Irish filmmaker who becomes completely paralyzed from Motor Neurone Disease, but goes on to direct an award winning feature film through the use of his eyes. 1hr20min

Mon, Mar 11, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Preschoolers are invited to this storytime program where they will have an opportunity to practice early literacy skills. Please register all attendees!

Mon, Mar 11, 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Join us for a storytime for kids 4-5 years old, featuring stories, music and craft, that help develop early literacy skills. Attendees must register.

Mon, Mar 11, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
In this program, children (grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project.

Mon, Mar 11, 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime program for preschoolers and their families. Enjoy an evening storytime with books, finger plays, and music. Feel free to wear pajamas!

Mon, Mar 11, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Join us as participants craft a mini mushroom garden to attract the fairies (and add charm to our decor). Please dress to paint. Also, please register! *Note: We will NOT be using live fungi.

Mon, Mar 11, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Mar 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Teens will learn to make mini plushies using felt and hot glue! Ages 12-18. Registration is required.

Mon, Mar 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Inviting teens, ages 12-18, to TAB, LEGO®, and Board Game Night. Play games and help plan upcoming teen programs for the Highland branch. Registration required. Snacks will be provided.

Mon, Mar 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Teens, ages 12 to 18, are invited to play video games on the Nintendo Switch. We will have games available for the group to play. Please register.

Tue, Mar 12, 10:15am - 11:00am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
This is a 45 minute program for children, ages 4-6, and their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and make a craft!

Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 2-3 years, along with their caregivers, will enjoy storytime, which involves 30 minutes of interactive rhymes, songs, stories and a craft. Please register all attendees!
This event is full

Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:15am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
In this program, children will develop pre-reading skills as they enjoy stories, music, and a craft.

Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music that teach early literacy skills. In person craft time will follow the storytime.

Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.
This event is full

Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
Toddlers and their caregivers are invited to a storytime featuring age appropriate stories, fingerplays, and songs that teach early literacy skills.

Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Kids birth to 6 years old can stop in for an hour of play with sensory supporting toys and play areas. Please register every child, teen, and adult that plans to attend the program.

Tue, Mar 12, 10:30am - 1:30pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Join us and bring your current painting projects/materials for an opportunity to chat and create!

Tue, Mar 12, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime program for babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Mar 12, 11:30am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Mar 12, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Homeschool teens are invited to get together for fun activities. Each month we'll do something different. In March we'll play Women's History Month trivia and make mint tin crafts. Please register.

Tue, Mar 12, 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Join us for a storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music, and an in person craft that teach pre-reading skills. This program is for kids 4 to 6 years of age and their caregivers.

Tue, Mar 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Join us for a book discussion. Our Circle of Readers will discuss "The Lions of Fifth Avenue" by Fiona Davis

Tue, Mar 12, 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Hobart - Large Meeting Room
Kids birth to 6 years old can stop in for an hour of play with sensory supporting toys and play areas. Please register every child, teen, and adult that plans to attend the program.

Tue, Mar 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Create an Irish themed craft during this months' session. All Ability programs are geared to adults with special needs. Ages 16 & over only. Registration required.

Tue, Mar 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
We are proud to be hosting a support, education, & social space for LGBTQ+ teens & their allies. Teens (12-18) are welcome.

Wed, Mar 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
This program aims to help prepare adults to pass the Citizenship test at USCIS in Chicago.

Wed, Mar 13, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Wed, Mar 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join fellow baby and toddler care givers after our storytime for a cup of coffee or tea and some conversation. Storytime attendance is not required.

Wed, Mar 13, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the company every Wednesday! All crafts are welcome.

Wed, Mar 13, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Homeschool children are invited to attend a program exploring a STEAM topic each session. The only requirement is imagination and registration!
This event is full

Wed, Mar 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Come hang out at the library and play the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii and board games! We provide the games...you bring your friends to join in on the fun! Ages 12-18.

Wed, Mar 13, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake Public Tables
Join us and work on your crafts at the library! Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn - or bring along a project you're already working on!

Wed, Mar 13, 5:30pm - 6:45pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Join our Page Turners as we discuss The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich. Books are available at the St. John Circulation Desk.

Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Like to draw? Like comics and cartoons? Then this is the program for you! Join us on the second Wednesday of every month to learn new drawing techniques and make friends with your fellow cartoonists!

Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Merrillville Library - Children's Department
All children and their families are invited to come and read to certified therapy dogs.

Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Teen Rainbow Club is a monthly social space for LGBTQIA+ teens & their allies. Come for informal discussion, snacks, and crafts. Please register.

Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
This month we will be making space-themed mobiles. Space is limited. Registration is required for all attendees. All attendees will receive a pair of eclipse glasses.

Wed, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Earn volunteer hours while helping us plan teen programming and services. For grades 6-12.

Thu, Mar 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Paper crafter Corie Kaz will host a series of classes on how to make various paper crafts. This class costs $10.00 to attend and includes most necessary materials. Please bring your own glue.

Thu, Mar 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the company of others.

Thu, Mar 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Author and artist Samuel Love will lead a free 6 week workshop series about developing and executing oral history projects. This workshop series is designed for ages 65+ but is open to all.

Thu, Mar 14, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Thu, Mar 14, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
Come and play in a game with one of our librarians as gm.

Thu, Mar 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Create your very own leprechaun trap. Save your shoe boxes for this fun craft, but any shoe box shaped box will work

Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Solar eclipses have mystified and even terrified people for thousands of years. What causes a solar eclipse and why were they sometimes regarded as omens of doom?

Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Come sign up and make your very own friendship bracelets to give as a symbol of your friendship with your best friend! All supplies will be provided but are limited. Must sign up first!

Fri, Mar 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Join us to learn the basics of solving the Rubik's Cube. Rubik's Cubes will be provided. Ages 8 through 15 years old.

Sat, Mar 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
Make your own moon rock and other space-themed crafts. Please wear old clothes, as things might get messy! Please register each child and adult planning to attend.

Sat, Mar 16, 10:00am - 11:00am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Each session includes a series of asanas (postures) & sequences of pranayam (breathing exercises) for good health. Please bring your own mat to class.

Sat, Mar 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
DS - Children's Area
In this program, children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer.

Sat, Mar 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Bring your craft projects from home and join us to chat with fellow crafters while working on your project without the interruptions of home. All are welcome.

Sat, Mar 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hobart - Programming Room
Teens are invited to join us for a night of bingo to win prizes!

Sat, Mar 16, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
A classic western film with Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly about a small town showdown. Runtime of 85 minutes.

Mon, Mar 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Mon, Mar 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Children (completed grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project. Constructions will be displayed in the library until the next LEGO® Club meeting.

Mon, Mar 18, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Gisela, the founder of Latinos Homeschooling, will provide information about homeschooling. Topics include: how to get started, different homeschooling styles and creating individualized lesson plans.

Mon, Mar 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hobart - Children's Program Room
This is an adult program where participants will get to remember pastimes from childhood.

Mon, Mar 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B,Meeting Room C,Meeting Room D
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Mon, Mar 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Teens, ages 12 – 18, are invited to create eclipse themed art. All registered attendees will receive a pair of viewing glasses. Snacks will be provided. Registration required.

Mon, Mar 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
In this program, we will be painting terracotta pots and planting a small plant. All ability programs are geared towards adults with special needs but are open to all. Registration required.   

Tue, Mar 19, 10:15am - 11:00am
St. John - Children's Program Room
This is a 45 minute program for toddlers, ages 2-3, with their caregiver(s). We will read books, sing songs, and make a craft!
This event is full

Tue, Mar 19, 10:15am - 10:45am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
In this program babies and toddlers, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Mar 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Dyer-Schererville - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 2-3 years, along with their caregivers, will enjoy storytime, which involves 30 minutes of interactive rhymes, songs, stories and a craft. Please register all attendees!

Tue, Mar 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, music and a craft that teach early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Tue, Mar 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft, that teach early literacy skills. Please register all attending.
This event is full

Tue, Mar 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
4 and 5 year old children and their caregivers are invited to an early literacy storytime, featuring books, fingerplays, and songs that teach pre-reading skills and prepare children for school.

Tue, Mar 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Mar 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Join fellow baby and toddler caregivers after our storytime for a cup of coffee or tea and some conversation. Storytime attendance is not required.

Tue, Mar 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hobart - Hobart Zoom Room,Programming Room
Our March 2024 book chat title is Any Other Family by Eleanor Brown. Pick up a copy at the Hobart branch to chat! Contact hobart@lcplin.org or (219) 942-2243 for more details.

Tue, Mar 19, 11:00am - 1:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Following the antics of a young woman, Emma Woodhouse, who occupies herself with matchmaking - in sometimes misguided, often meddlesome fashion in the lives of her friends and family. PG. 125 min.

Tue, Mar 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Munster - Large Meeting Room
In this program babies and toddlers, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Tue, Mar 19, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
During this storytime 4 and 5 year olds will hear stories and participate in music activities, rhymes, and other activities, with an emphasis on important early pre-reading skills.

Tue, Mar 19, 11:30am - 11:50am
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
In this program, toddlers and their adult caregivers will enjoy a storytime with books, rhymes, music, and a craft. Registration Required.

Tue, Mar 19, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Come in and try Minecraft Pi. Register ahead of time as seats are limited. Recommended for ages 8 to 18.

Tue, Mar 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Learn about the factors affecting gas prices in the latest of our lecture series, presented by Micah Pollak, Associate Professor of Economics of Indiana University Northwest.

Tue, Mar 19, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Join us to learn about the selected art style/movement, and make your own artwork. All materials provided. Please register.

Wed, Mar 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Join us for a movie! Members of the Portokalos family reunite in Greece for a hilarious and heartwarming trip full of love, twists and turns. PG13; 1h31min.

Wed, Mar 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Do you enjoy crafting? Do you wish you had friendly people to work with on those crafts? Bring your current project and enjoy the company every Wednesday! All crafts are welcome.

Wed, Mar 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room C
Learn the basics of crochet and begin creating a hacky sack!

Wed, Mar 20, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Cedar Lake - Cedar Lake Public Tables
Join us and work on your crafts at the library! Bring yarn and a size H crochet hook or size 7 knitting needles and cotton yarn - or bring along a project you're already working on!

Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room A,Meeting Room B
Children, ages 6-12, are invited to this program where they will learn to make a craft!

Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Highland - Children's Programming Room
In this program children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer.

Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Bring your own black t-shirt and make a solar eclipse t-shirt to wear on April 8th! Black t-shirt required, paint supplies will be provided. Must Register.

Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Teens will learn to make sushi using rice krispies, fruit roll-ups, candy, and more! Ages 12-18. Registration required.

Wed, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Children and their families are invited to create and play with LEGO® in an hour of free play and fun. Finished creations will be displayed in the library for the rest of the month!

Wed, Mar 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cedar Lake - Meeting Room A
Join us for a discussion of "The Woman with the Cure" by Lynn Cullen.

Thu, Mar 21, 10:15am - 10:45am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Babies and toddlers ages birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Thu, Mar 21, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Bring any low-mess craft (e.g., knitting, crochet, cross-stitch, coloring, origami, jewelry-making) and enjoy meeting and sharing ideas with other crafters in this twice-monthly club.

Thu, Mar 21, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Like to cross-stitch, knit, crochet, or do any other craft? Every Thursday, bring and work on your own project while enjoying the company of others.

Thu, Mar 21, 10:30am - 11:15am
Highland - Children's Programming Room
This is a storytime program featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a craft that teach pre-reading skills for kids 4-6.

Thu, Mar 21, 10:30am - 11:00am
Lake Station-New Chicago - Children's Program Room
For this storytime babies and toddlers will participate in stories, nursery rhymes, finger plays, and music activities designed to enhance important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Mar 21, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
Author and artist Samuel Love will lead a free 6 week workshop series about developing and executing oral history projects. This workshop series is designed for ages 65+ but is open to all.

Thu, Mar 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Highland - Meeting Room A
Register for this session to receive individualized tech help.

Thu, Mar 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Hobart - Children's Program Room
Storytime for children 2 & 3 years of age, with a caregiver, featuring stories, fingerplays, music and a take home craft, that teach early literacy skills. Please register all attending.

Thu, Mar 21, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Thu, Mar 21, 11:15am - 11:45am
St. John - Large Meeting Room
Babies and toddlers, birth - 23 months of age, accompanied by their caregivers, will enjoy this program filled with rhymes, books, music, and movement designed to help early literacy skills.

Thu, Mar 21, 11:30am - 12:15pm
Cedar Lake - Children's Programming Room
Program for toddlers, 2 and 3 years of age, accompanied by a caregiver to participate in stories, finger plays, and music activities. Activities will help to develop important pre-literacy skills.

Thu, Mar 21, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Children, ages 2-5, and their adult caregivers are invited to help us welcome in Spring with some festive crafts!

Thu, Mar 21, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room B
Indiana author Josh Dygert will speak about the writing process, getting published, and be available for questions.

Thu, Mar 21, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Merrillville - Children's Programming Room
Life is hard enough on its own, join us as we touch on some common skills not everyone may know.

Thu, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Merrillville - Meeting Room A
English Classes are for participants who are learning English as a second language. Different levels are available. Classes are free.

Thu, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room
As we gear up for the upcoming eclipse let's find out more about the Sun, Earth and Moon! There will be fun, informative activities for all ages!

Fri, Mar 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
Get your gear ready for eclipse day! Bring in your own plain black or dark colored t-shirt for this project. All other supplies will be provided. Registration is required. Ages 14 & up.

Fri, Mar 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Hobart - Children's Area
Meet and read to a local LCC K-9 comfort dog and its handler. LCC K-9 comfort dogs show kindness and calm to people throughout the community and beyond, making them excellent listeners.

Sat, Mar 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm
St. John - Large Meeting Room
In this program children will have the opportunity to read aloud to a Power Paws therapy dog and their volunteer.

Mon, Mar 25, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Merrillville - Small Group Room #2
Are you having laptop, smartphone, or tablet issues? Book this one-hour session to receive individualized assistance with your technology problems. Patron must bring their device with them.

Mon, Mar 25, 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Children's Programming Room
Join us for a storytime for kids 4-5 years old, featuring stories, music and craft, that help develop early literacy skills. Attendees must register.

Mon, Mar 25, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Griffith-Calumet Twp - Meeting Room
Set in 1906, a young Irish immigrant is so desperate to get out of a New York tenement that she answers a mail-order bride ad and agrees to marry a man she knows nothing about.

Mon, Mar 25, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Dyer-Schererville - Meeting Room Whole (A & B)
The Library is YOUR library. Help your local library create programs and initiatives that help and interest you. We'll brainstorm and discuss ways to improve teen programs.

Mon, Mar 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Large Meeting Room,Munster Zoom Room
Teens let's spill about books! Each month we'll read and talk about a different book. In March we are reading A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly. Pick up books @ Munster Branch.

Mon, Mar 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lake Station-New Chicago - Large Meeting Room
Join us for a game night for the grown ups. We will have board games and the Nintendo Switch. You can play board games anytime at the library, but here's your chance to meet new players.

Mon, Mar 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Munster - Children's Program Room
Children (completed grades K-5) may free build with the library's LEGO® blocks or build a 'challenge' project. Constructions will be displayed in the library until the next LEGO® Club meeting.

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